Friday, May 15, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge - Graduation

Hello Friends
It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Our theme this time around is:


I have created two card for you today ... very similar as you see, with the exception of one masculine and one feminine.

 Dies I have used are:

Frantic Stamper - Stack of Books
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stack Of Books

 Impression Obsession - Boy Grad
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Boy Grad

Impression Obsession - Girl Grad
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Girl Grad

 Impression Obsession - Happy Graduation
Impression Obsession - Dies - Happy Graduation

 Gemini - Congratulations
 Gemini - Papercraft Dies - Congratulations

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Hexagons
 Tutti Designs - Dies - Cross Stitch Hexagons

 On both cards, the silhouettes have been popped up using dimensional tape
and the 'happy graduation' sentiments have been 'shadowed' by
die cutting the sentiment again from black card stock then gluing
them together just slightly off center.

The stack of books have been colored slightly different as well but you
could certainly just die cut as a silhouette also. 

 My inside sentiment is clean & simple ... all you'd need to add is your signature
(and a check!  lol).

 Don't forget to check out sister store in Canada . . .
Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

I hope you will come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

  Hope to see you there!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


  1. These are fabulous grad cards, and what great dies an papers you have used to achieve the perfect grad cards!!

  2. Your graduation cards are fabulous Dar! I love the way you colored the stack of books.

  3. Gorgeous graduation cards Darlene! Love the stack of books and your design. The hexagon really makes the grads pop.

  4. Fabulous cards, love the dies..
    Saw your note on F/B and nothing has showed up. Not sure why...
    off to bed.xx

  5. Oh, wow!! Love your grad cards, Darlene!! The silhouette grad images take center stage!! Wonderful festive background paper and lovely sentiment dies!!

  6. Darlene these are great Graduation cards! I love how you colored the stack of books, it looks so real!

  7. wonderful design, Darlene. That background paper is fabulous and layered hexagons are the perfect frame for your silhouette grads. The stacked books are a great addition.

  8. These are awesome! Really sharp!!

  9. Great cards, Darlene! Perfect for the grad!

  10. Wonderful card for a graduate and it will be especially appreciated as so many will not be having a reality ceremony this year.

  11. Wow! These are amazing, Darlene! I'm really loving that stack of books. Your dies and papers are all perfect!

  12. Great idea of adding the books to this, so neat!! Fun celebration paper!

  13. They are terrific Dar! Great designs. Just a shame graduation won't be the same this year... Stay safe and well

  14. Really like your graduation cards. Great paper and really like the stack of books. I have to make a couple of graduation cards. I have got to get busy. Thanks for sharing. Happy day to you!

  15. Everything about your card is so fun and beautiful. Love the stack of books die, another item on my wish list. And it's lovely that you have masculine and feminine cards - makes each a little more personal. Love the fun background paper. All works so well together, my friend, great job!


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